The primary topic of a meme
penned by TimBL in the form of a Design Issues Doc (note: this is how TimBL
has shared his thoughts since the Beginning of
There are a number of dimensions to the meme, but its primary
purpose is the reintroduction of the HTTP URI -- a vital component of the Web's core
They possess an intrinsic duality that combines persistent and
Identity with platform & representation format independent Data
Access. Thus, you can use a string of characters that look like a
contemporary Web URL to unambiguously achieve the
Enabling more productive use of the Web by users and developers
alike. All of which is achieved by tweaking the Web's Hyperlinking
feature such that it now includes Hypertext and Hyperdata as link types.
Note: Hyperdata Linking is simply what an HTTP URI
Examples problems solved by injecting Linked Data into the
If all of the above still falls into the technical mumbo-jumbo
realm, then simply consider Linked Data as delivering Open Data
Access in granular form to Web accessible data -- that goes beyond
data containers (documents or files).
The value proposition of Linked Data is inextricably linked to
the value proposition of the World Wide Web. This is true, because the
Linked Data meme is ultimately about an enhancement of the current
Web; achieved by reintroducing its architectural essence -- in new
context -- via a new level of link
abstraction, courtesy of the Identity and Access duality of HTTP
As a result of Linked Data, you can now have Links on the Web
for a Person, Document, Music, Consumer Electronics, Products &
Services, Business Opening & Closing Hours, Personal
"WishLists" and "OfferList", an Idea, etc.. in addition to links
for Properties (Attributes & Values) of the aforementioned.
Ultimately, all of these links will be indexed in a myriad of ways
providing the substrate for the next major period of Internet &
Web driven innovation, within our larger human-ingenuity driven
About this entry:
Author: Kingsley Uyi Idehen
Published: 07/23/2009 20:17 GMT-0500
Modified: 07/24/2009 08:20 GMT-0500
Tags: rdf , linked_data , semanticweb , foaf , sioc , socialnetworking , DataSpace
Categories: Demos , Semantic Web
Comment Status: 0
This document is empty and basically useless. It is generated by a web service that can make some statements in HTML+Microdata format.
This time the service made zero such statements, sorry.